CANKAYA UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
DEPARTMENT OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Spring 2016-2017

CRP 202 - PLANNING STUDIO II
Lecture Hours:
Wednesday / 13:00-17:50
Thursday / 13:00-17:50

Instructors:

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ezgi Orhan Nalbantoğlu
Dr. Emre Tepe (PT)
Instr. Mehmet Ali Kahraman (PT)
Instr. Can Gölgelioğlu

COURSE CONTENT

CRP 201-202 studios aim to introduce comprehensive planning framework to students. The studies are carried on a selected city/town within different scales of planning and they are generally considered as regional level, urban level, and sites of the city. At regional level, students are encouraged to identify the regional determinants, problems and opportunities available for the development of the city/town in focus; and develop visions/ scenarios accordingly. In other words, they are expected to evaluate the selected city/town in its macro level context. Based on the regional scenarios, alternative macroforms are generated and developed in further urban scales.  

AIM

Once the urban macroforms are decided, students are expected to undertake master (1/5000) and urban design (1/1000) plans at site levels. All stages of this process are strongly related with the previous year’s Basic Design studio concepts and principles. This means, at all scales of planning, students are expected to consider order, part-whole relationship, figure-ground relationship, hierarchy, balance i.e. gestalt principles. The class normally moves between mini-lectures, small group/individual work and collaborative plenary sessions. Small group work relies on students’ forming a self-managing group, expressing their own expertise and interests in the process of modifying the itinerary of the course and experiencing participatory group processes.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Developing scenario/frameworks at urban scales.
  2. Acquire qualitative/quantitative planning skills by gathering data and documents for master plans, analysing information and presenting results effectively:
  3. Understanding the requirements of (1/5000) land use plans and (1/1000) urban design projects.

STUDIO PROCESS

The course continues as ‘Söke Planning and Design Studio’ during the spring semester. At this stage, studies are structured in two phases 1/5.000 and 1/1.000 scales:

  • / Phase I / Urban Level - Planning (1/5.000): In line with 1/25.000 plans prepared in the first phase, a land use plan will be prepared.
  • Site Visit: Land use studies (1/5000) and assessment for site selection (1/1000).
  • / Phase II / Site Level – Urban Design (1/1.000): In line with the developed scenarios/frameworks, an urban design study will be completed on the site chosen during the field trip.

The main themes continue as in the first semester:

  1. Zero-Carbon City
  2. Agronomy
  3. Hydro-City  
  4. Rural Branding
  5. Rural Development
  6. Corridor Development
  7. Tourism

Groups of two students are formed (1/5000) which should separate to individuals in urban design projects (1/1000). Depending upon the previous semester studies and every single theme must have different sub-categories (e.g. zero carbon: (i) transit oriented development (ii) compact-city)